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Madzhide Ahmedova: "The Innovation Strategy of Bulgaria is based on the concept of a broader understanding of innovation"

December 4, 2015

 

 

The conference Great Innovation Exchange, organized by the British Embassy in Sofia with the support of "Sofia Tech Park" JSC was held on December 3, 2015 in the Innovation Forum of the Science and Technology Park.

Theme of the conference was "Policies and instruments in support of innovation and startups."

Ms. Madzhide Ahmedova, Deputy Executive Director of InvestBulgaria Agency (IBA) took part in the first panel of the conference entitled "Strategy for Science and Innovation of the Republic of Bulgaria". "The Innovation Strategy of Bulgaria is based on the concept of a broader understanding of innovation - not only investments in research or just in manufacturing, but also putting in a new or significantly improved product", said Ms. Ahmedova.

She presented to the audience presentation with focus on measures to promote innovation and support start-up companies and introduced up-to-date information from IBA: "In process of certification by IBA are 4 projects in the field of Information Services, BPO and totaling BGN 20 million, and the newly created jobs will be 780", said the Deputy Executive Director of IBA.

Official guest of the conference was the Minister of Economy Bojidar Lukarski. In the panel took part Elitsa Panayotova, Executive Director of "Sofia Tech Park" JSC and Tom Salisbury, regional director of UK Trade and Investment CEE.